The Top Swap at California Pizza Kitchen

CPK’s sneakiest trick is to make its “healthy” thin-crust pizzas somehow more caloric than its regular pies. A Five Cheese + Fresh Tomato Hand-Tossed will actually cost you nearly 200 calories per pie less than the Margherita Crispy Thin Crust. Oh, and if you order whole- wheat crust? Add another 140 calories. Salads range from 530 calories up to 1,310 for the Waldorf Chicken—just 190 calories shy of what an adult woman should eat in a whole day.

The Top Swap at California Pizza Kitchen

CPK’s sneakiest trick is to make its “healthy” thin-crust pizzas somehow more caloric than its regular pies. A Five Cheese + Fresh Tomato Hand-Tossed will actually cost you nearly 200 calories per pie less than the Margherita Crispy Thin Crust. Oh, and if you order whole- wheat crust? Add another 140 calories. Salads range from 530 calories up to 1,310 for the Waldorf Chicken—just 190 calories shy of what an adult woman should eat in a whole day.

Eat This

Original BBQ Chicken Pizza (3 slices)

Calories

535

Fat

13.5 g

Saturated fat

7.5 g

Sodium

1,445 mg

Not That!

The Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad (full), with Avocado

Calories

1,250

Fat

81 g

Saturated fat

19 g

Sodium

1,800 mg

With no shortage of pastas and salads that break the 1,000-calorie mark, eating a few slices of pizza is your safest move at CPK. Chicken makes a great low-calorie, high protein topper, and this is among the lightest pies on the menu. Meanwhile, that’s right, you could eat an entire BBQ Chicken Pizza and still not come close to the calorie count of this salad.